Birmingham episode of ‘The Zimmern List’ to air Saturday, December 22

Birmingham, Alabama, Andrew Zimmern, Jim 'N Nick's
Birmingham, Alabama, Andrew Zimmern, Jim 'N Nick's
Chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern with a barbecue sandwich and fries from Jim ‘N Nick’s. Photo via Travel Channel

This past May, tv food guru Andrew Zimmern was spotted in Birmingham filming his Travel Channel series “The Zimmern List”. Now, it’s time to set your DVR because the Birmingham episode is set to air on Saturday, December 22 at 9:30am Central.

Zimmern Loves Birmingham

When Zimmern came to Birmingham to film the episode, he had some amazing things to say about our Magic City.

“I’m on the road 230 days a year at a minimum, 40/50 cities in the USA. I never get as nice a welcome as Ido in Birmingham. People stop their cars, pause on the street or use social and actually say ‘nice to have you back’. It’s amazing. Love the B’ham people!”

Andrew Zimmern

Makes you feel a little ooey gooey inside, doesn’t it? Read more on his visit.

Birmingham, Alabama, Hattie B's Hot Chicken
Andrew Zimmern with a plate of Hattie B’s Hot Chicken sandwiches. Photo via Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

The Zimmern List”

If you haven’t seen “The Zimmern List”, what better time to watch your very first episode than when it’s featuring your very own city? Talk about awesome!

On the show, Zimmern reveals his personal list of favorite foods, places and experiences that should be on everyone’s travel itinerary.

Birmingham, Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Q
Banana pudding from Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q. Photo via Deep Fried Kudzu

In its second season, “The Zimmern List” and has taken Zimmern to some pretty cool dining destinations, such as:

  • San Francisco
  • San Diego
  • New York
  • Nashville
  • Seattle

Where did he go during his visit to Birmingham? Some of the most noted spots, including:

  • Eagle’s Restaurant
  • Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Que
  • Highland’s Bar & Grill
  • Ovenbird
  • Saw’s Juke Joint
  • The Market at Pepper Place
Birmingham, Pepper Place Market
Photo via Pepper Place Market

Former Visits

Believe it or not, this wasn’t Zimmern’s first visit to Birmingham. In 2013, Zimmern came to film a memorable episode of his show “Bizarre Foods: America”. Three years later, he featured more Magic City eateries on “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations”.

Don’t Forget to Watch

Don’t miss Birmingham on “The Zimmern List”, airing on the Travel Channel, Saturday, December 22 at 9:30am Central.